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Arisaema galeatum
Common Name: Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Arisaema galeatum
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A. galeatum is often a tall plant reaching more than four feet in height. Its species name comes from the word galea meaning helmet which refers to the helmet-like spathe which completely encloses and hides the spadix. The unique spathe is red grading towards green in the upper half. The leaflet is coarsely textured due to the numerous veins which are purplish underneath. Rich, evenly moist soil is best. Himalayan.

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Native Habitat:
Decidous or evergreen forests in rich humus, 1300-2500m.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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